A Tesla exploded on a freeway in Sejong on Monday, simply after the driving force was pulled from the burning wreckage by passers-by.
Fifty hearth engines and 17 hearth vans have been dispatched to the scene, and it took 1 hour and 18 minutes to extinguish the electrical automobile (EV) hearth.
The dramatic and heroic rescue got here simply days after a Tesla burned down in Seoul.
The Tesla Mannequin Y in Sejong caught hearth round 10:25 PM on Monday after the automobile crashed right into a guardrail and crashed into an oncoming SUV.
A small hearth was seen at first, in accordance with a social media publish by a passer-by who helped rescue the driving force. After the emergency service was known as, bystanders approached the EV with the fireplace extinguisher and realized that the driving force was caught within the automobile.
“The individual within the automobile was screaming for assist from inside. The hearth escalated and the airbags deployed.” “The 4 males smashed the window making an attempt to get the driving force out, but it surely was troublesome to unbuckle the seat belts.”
Based on the net publish, the EV exploded dramatically simply after the driving force ejected, leaving nobody else stranded.
“It is a aid that the driving force is alive,” the publish mentioned.
The 36-year-old driver was despatched to a hospital in Cheonan, South Chuncheong with burns and an ankle fracture.
Firefighters are investigating the reason for the fireplace however briefly suspect the ignition of the battery was the trigger.
Simply two days in the past, a Tesla X caught hearth whereas sitting at a Tesla service middle in Seongdong District, east of Seoul. It took three hours to extinguish the fireplace, through which 27 hearth vans intervened. No accidents or casualties have been reported by the fireplace brigade.
Based on a social media publish, a witness heard the automotive boiling and smelled burning. Effervescent was heard 3 times and sparks have been heard earlier than the automobile ignited.
Firefighters suspect the fireplace was brought on by a thermal leak the place the battery cells overheated and have become unstable.
BY CHO JUNG-WOO, HYEON YE-SEUL [firstname.lastname@example.org]
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